Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Short and Sweet!

I only have a few moments to write today because the whole team is going to work on the kitchen. We will paint and lay all the tile--pray for a productive day of hard labor!

Yesterday, we were able to visit Morning Star; this a daycare and preschool for HIV positive children. We took a tour and while we were there, a group of children performed several songs for us. I am posting a video of this--sorry the quality is so poor. Hopefully you get the idea!

Marvin, Dawn, Holly, and I took the children swimming in the afternoon. It is so much fun to play in the pool with them! There isn't actually much room for swimming when 13 children and 4 adults climb in the pool, but the lack of space doesn't diminish the fun!

Thank you for praying for Holly. She is much improved today; the medication is definitely helping! She isn't 100 percent yet, but she's well on her way. She was glad to finally be able to play with the kids again.

Last night, everyone gathered in the dining room for Lois' birthday celebration. Dawn made one of her famous ice cream cakes, and it was a hit! After cake, we all moved to the living room to watch Lois open all her gifts. Everyone decided that the best gift of all came when Cebesile took her first steps! We all clapped and cheered when she toddled over to Brian all by herself! I will try to get some video of this and post it for you all tomorrow--to think, six months ago she couldn't even sit up or feed herself alone. Now, she is walking! Praise the Lord!

Sorry for the short entry today, but Bob has made me his right hand for the day, so I have to go! Love you all!
Abby for the Team


LeRoy & Lila said...

Abby,thanks for the information for today. We are praying that you get that kitchen finished and able to soon have Bryan and Lois moved in to their flat. Glad Holly is feeling better and praying that she will soon be all well. What a great gift for Lois to have that little one's first steps on her birthday. God is so good. Keep up the good work with the blog.

mshoff73 said...

So glad to hear that Holly is better. We are praying that she will be 100% soon. Thanks so much for this blog and all the news. It is so exciting seeing how you are being used there.

Mark & Mary Lynn said...

I brought Ben's labtop to Sparks tonight. The Sparkies saw the pictures and heard the kids singing. Here are some of the messages from the kids and leaders!

Jasmine says: I miss you! I hope you come back. I will give you a big hug when you get back.

Jeremiah says: I want you to come back. I miss you! Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth says: I miss you and I want you to come back. Merry Christmas!

Stephanie says: I miss you and I want you to come back. I love you! Merry Christmas!

Tabitha says: Merry Christmas Holly. The songs we heard were pretty. I want you to come back.

Shannon says: I miss you and I hope you where you are is very very pretty.

Mr. Wright says: Leave the boys alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Becky Williams says "HI".

We missed you tonight. Hope you are feeling better.
Praying for you all!
Love ya!
Mary Lynn